By the powers of social media (twitter), I had a new blog reader. He shared how he felt reading the blog, gave me a few things to remember to focus on and thanked me for the read. He also said something that made me stop for a second. He wrote, “…but as an author, you already know that.” And my initial reaction was, “I’m not an author.” But as I thought about it, I decided that I am an author.

Although I am not compensated monetarily for my writings, I am compensated with my happiness, with others appreciating my words and doing this for amm.

But when I looked up the definition of ‘author’ on Merriam Webster…turns out I really am an author. No monetary mention at all.


noun \ˈȯ-thər\

Definition of AUTHOR

: one that originates or creates : source <software authors> <film authors> <the author of this crime>
: the writer of a literary work (as a book)